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As a company we’ve decided to be a voice of inspiration and positivity in these uncertain times. This doesn’t mean we are putting our heads in the sand, but rather that we are going to highlight the beauty of our world through inspirational content. We hope that by doing this we can lift the spirits of those who are feeling down, and inspire you to continue dreaming.

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September 2020

Re-launching South Africa

South Africa’s tourism industry has been through a tumultuous period brought on by COVID-19 and the associated lockdown, and we are most excited that South Africa’s international borders are beginning to open on the 1st October 2020! ORYX is offering 2021 set departures in a back-to-back fashion to 3 strategic areas in our wonderful nation, allowing wildlife photographers a range of complementary experiences.

Marataba Rhino Conservation Photo Safari

Marataba is an exciting property that represents a fresh approach to ecotourism and we are most excited that guests will get to roll their sleeves up and participate in the actions that will help threatened species, in situ!

Ethiopia – Borders Now Open

The arrival of the Ethiopian New Year, or Enkutatash, brought some good news for travellers as the East African nation declared borders open for international tourism.

Exclusive rewards on these premiere photo tours

Join us at either Duba Explorers Camp or Selinda Explorers Camp on an ORYX Photo Tour, and select from a list of HPH Publishing titles any number of books to the value of R3,000!

Polar Packing Guide

Embarking on a polar expedition is a monumental and thrilling journey into a land of true wilderness. But what clothing items should you pack? This preparation is as important as your expedition itself, and we are here to make it as seamless as possible for you.

South African Resident Specials

Whether you are looking for a long weekend with a loved one, or a short break with the family, our South African Resident Rate Specials will stretch your hard-earned cash a little further while helping you to get out and enjoy our natural heritage!

August 2020

Let’s discuss your travels in 2021

With 2021 virtually around the corner, it’s time to look at dates, and we have tried to make your life a bit easier by highlighting which ORYX set departures have minimal spaces remaining.

Celebrating Women’s Month

Firstly, let’s look at the role of females from a wildlife perspective.

Time to get away!

Escaping from the hubbub of city life into nature is likely to be at the forefront of most of our minds, especially given the near on 5 months that South Africa has been on lockdown.

July 2020

10 Years of Dreaming!

This is the journey of ORYX, founded 10 years ago with the simple vision to share this dream in creating the world’s premier photographic safari company

Save with ORYX

As ORYX nears a milestone next week – our 10th birthday – we will be launching the latest in a set of exciting specials, namely our “Plan Ahead and Save” promotion.

Tailor-made Destination Management

Transforming our guest’s dreams into experiences that will remain with them in abstract form as memories.

Exclusive Safari Specials to East Africa

The time to travel is now! Many countries are devoid of tourists currently, and this presents some amazing travel opportunities!

Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Photography

Let’s Dream of Gorilla Trekking

There is nothing like it – photographing Mountain Gorillas is unique. It is an animal encounter bolstered by an emotional connection

June 2020

MalaMala Game Reserve

In existence since 1927, this massive, thriving tract of land offers the most exciting wildlife photographic safari this side of the equator.

MalaMala Photo Safari
Svalbard Photo Tours

Let’s Dream of the Polar Regions

As far as the inhospitable regions of our planets are considered, few are as truly challenging as the polar regions.

Dreaming of Big Cats

You may ask yourself, why have we created a program designed to see a number of the world’s big cats? What is it about big cats that makes them so special?

Big Cats of the World

Ethiopia’s Omo Valley

This fast-developing nation fortunately retains much of its cultural distinctiveness, with out primary area of concern being focussed on Ethiopia’s cultural photographic opportunities in the south of the country.

Lets Dream of exotic India

A profusion of rich colours. An explosion sound, of music and laughter. A surfeit of smells and tastes. A vivid kaleidoscope of cultures, sights and experiences virtually unparalleled in all the world – this is India!

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May 2020

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Being in the Moment

As we near our 10th birthday, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all the guests that have travelled with us since the inception of our company. We would be nothing without you, and we would like to express our gratitude to all ORYX’s clients that have been part of our exciting journey thus far.

Lets Dream of Iconic Kenya

ORYX offers a range of excellent value scheduled options to Kenya that boast superb photographic opportunities for wildlife and culture, comfortable accommodations and smooth logistics that come from hard-won experience.

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Dreaming about far away places

The medium of photography can perform more than a documentary function. It has the potential to inspire. Enjoy this selection of images that provoke a sense of awe and inspiration.

Lets dream beyond isolation

Thank you to all who participated in our #escapetheisolation photo competition. After much time spent going through each submission, our judges Marius Coetzee, Penny Robartes and Kirsten Frost have selected an overall winner!

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Win a Safari!

We have got some exciting news for you! Today we start a new sweepstake where your entry stands a chance of winning a six-night stay in Kenya’s Masai Mara. This incredible prize is valued at US$8,860.

April 2020

Missive from Mauritius

To paraphrase an oft used quote – it is not the strongest that survive, nor the most intelligent, but those most adaptable to change. ORYX prides itself on its dynamism and adaptability, and we are working smart to ensure that we will be ready to offer you, our esteemed client, our world-class photo tours when global travel restarts.

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South Africa Photo Safaris

Lets dream about Africa

With the pandemic changing the world around us, we need to find the positives and look to the future. The weakening currency of certain African countries, and low airfare specials are making future travel bookings more affordable.

Awaken your Senses

Today we have something very different to share with you. No matter where you might find yourself today, we hope that our collection of soundscapes can transport you into these natural settings for a brief moment.

Borneo Photo Tour
Snow Leopard Photo Tour

Escape The Isolation Photo Contest

In order to spread inspiration through photography during this time, we would like to present to you our #ORYXescapetheisolation photo contest.

March 2020


As a company we’ve decided to be a voice of inspiration and positivity in these uncertain times. We hope that by doing this we can lift the spirits of those who are feeling down, and inspire you to continue dreaming.


Life of Predators: A Photo Safari in Kenya’s Masai Mara

Various antelope, Wildebeest and Zebra give birth, whose offspring become easy prey for the vast numbers of predators, some of whom may have also just given birth to new cubs and pups. This provides for some fantastic photo opportunities as there are many more mouths to feed.

February 2020

The Endemic Wildlife of Madagascar

Endemic Wildlife of Madagascar Photo Tour
Mongolia Photo Tours

Eagle Hunters & Cultures of Mongolia

Join us, come and live in a ger camp and fill your lens with the vibrant sights that await in Mongolia!

January 2020

WELCOME TO #ORYXwomenoftheworld

From trekking Mountain Gorillas in Uganda, to Leopards in South Africa, India’s colourful culture and ancient architecture, to Botswana’s famed Delta and inhabitants, Kenya’s Masai Mara predators, there is no limitation to where our vision and cameras can take us.

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Borneo Photographic Safari

Explore Borneo

“A Borneo photo safari has been high on my list for a long time. Finally, the draw of the orangutans got too much and I booked my trip. The tour had a great mix of driving, hiking and boat trips but the high points were definitely seeing the orangutans in the forests!” – Emma Healey

December 2019

Thank you for the year!

Wishing you and your families a wonderful festive season and every success in the New Year! May your 2020 bring many special moments, epic shots and new adventures your way – The ORYX Team

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November 2019

Black Friday Photo Tours

Black Friday

Don’t miss these Black Friday deals on select wildlife and culture photo tours in 2020!

October 2019

Wildlife of the Pantanal

The Pantanal – the world’s largest tropical wetland and is home to some of the most spectacular concentrations of wildlife in South America.

Wildlife of the Pantanal
Mashatu Botswana Photo Safaris

Mashatu – Hides & Predators Photo Safari

Mashatu is a land where huge herds of Elephants roam free, where the roar of a Lion punctuates the night, and where ancient and mighty Baobab trees tower like swollen sentinels over the wild savanna.

Tigers and Snow Leopards

Photographing the Royal Bengal Tigers of Ranthambhore and the stealthy Snow Leopard of the Himilayas are incredible experiences that leave photographers in awe, sending shutter speeds into overdrive and making memory cards full. Don’t believe us? Read more to find out!

Tigers and Snow Leopard Photo Tours 2020

September 2019

Grab The Last Spaces on These Photo Tours!

Looking for a last minute photographic getaway? Look no further than these upcoming small group tours, offering incredible photographic opportunities, incredible value for money and hands on photo tutoring from some of the best Photo Tour Leaders in the business.

Ultimate Amazon Photo Tours

With the constant threat of human expansion and interference, the freedom to visit the remote parts of the Amazon and photograph its treasures found deep in the jungle may sadly cease to exist in the near future. With such a limited window of opportunity, now is the time to travel to Ecuador and explore its natural wonders before it’s too late.

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August 2019


New Tour – Zambia’s Ultimate Leopard Photo Safari

The Luangwa Valley is a remote African safari gem often overlooked in favour of its more well-known neighbours Tanzania, Kenya and Botswana.

However, Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park is one of the last remaining unspoilt wilderness areas and possibly the finest wildlife sanctuary in Africa – a claim which is not an overstatement!

It’s Our 9th Birthday!

To thank our faithful guests for all the support over the years, we are offering discounts on some of our most popular scheduled photo tours: Brazil, Borneo and Botswana. Each destination boasts splendid wildlife viewing and photographic opportunities, and as always, hands-on photographic tutoring is provided courtesy of an experienced ORYX tour leader.

July 2019

New Tour – Wrangel Island Photo Expedition

Untouched by glaciers since the last ice age, this Wrangel Island may have been the last place on earth where mammoths survived and is today a treasure trove of Arctic biodiversity with a rich natural history.

Discover Far East Russia with ORYX Photo Tours in conjunction with Heritage Expeditions as we uncover the stunning wild North Eastern Siberian coastline.

Aquatic Jewels & Southern Beasts of the African Wild

We are proud to present two brand new scheduled photo tours to the wildlife saturated Sabi Sands region of South Africa and the Jao Concession in Botswana’s Okavango wetland paradise.

June 2019

15% Discount on Final Spaces

Antarctica is the ultimate destination for photographers that are looking for a portfolio filled with captivating landscapes and wildlife interactions that are found nowhere else on the planet! Grab the last remaining spaces on our Classic journey as we take you to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula.

Madagascar – Endemic Wildlife Photography

“I have been on many tours around the world and yours was the best!” – Terry Jackson. Madagascar has been one of our most popular destinations over the years, and one that we recommend wholeheartedly to any itinerant wildlife photographer.

Svalbard – Land of the Great White Bear

Svalbard is the best place on earth for photographing Polar Bears, thanks to the incredible lighting and close wildlife proximity that one gets on these expeditions.

Wildlife Photo Tours of India

The wildlife-saturated national parks of Ranthambore and Kaziranga are famous for their iconic Asian species. If wildlife photography is your thing, then India should without a doubt be on your bucket list!

May 2019

Snow Leopard Photo Tour

Photograph the worlds rarest cat – the snow leopard

In conjunction with the same guides and trackers as BBC’s Planet Earth II, this tour takes you into the heart of the Himalayan Mountains, which supports the world’s highest concentration of Snow Leopards.

RAW Kenya – Travel to the birthplace of Safaris

The Masai Mara National Reserve is a photographer’s haven as it is teaming with some of Africa’s most sought-after and quintessential wildlife and landscapes. As a year-round safari destination, each season has its own captivating show waiting for you!

Kenya Photo Safari

April 2019

#ORYXearth The Waorani Amazon Jungle Resistance

“We are Waorani and we have always lived in the Amazon rainforest. For thousands of years we have defended our territory from trespassers. As a warning, our ancestors left crossed palm-wood spears on trails to give would-be invaders a chance to retreat.

March 2019

Time-Travel To Kenya’s Lake Turkana

Located in northern Kenya, Lake Turkana is truly an ‘off-the-beaten-track’ destination which offers amazing cultural photographic opportunities. Its tranquil and halcyon atmosphere is truly surreal, and perfect for the escapist photographer.